Caffeine alternatives: Searching a herbal solution
Author(s): Rutuja Nimbhorkar, Prasad Rasane and Jyoti Singh
Abstract: This review assesses the potential use of various herbal plants which are beneficial for health and can helps to stimulate the body energy. It is recognized in the available literature and findings on effect of caffeine on health and nutrition that Caffeine is a stimulant found in famous energy drinks, but it can negatively affect on our health and the consumption of caffeine should be limited. However sensitive population like children, lactating women, should not consume more amount of caffeine. Thus, the purpose of this review paper is to state that herbal extracts or plants can be used as energy boosters in replacement of caffeine and some chemical stimulants. large number of plants have medicinal properties and from the ages some plants are traditionally used as natural energy boosters.
Methods: A search through different data base was performed to find various studies on effects of caffeine and alternatives of caffeine.